Derwent Bank, Lake District

Adored by poets, painters, and literary giants for centuries, the Lake District has always had an irresistible pull. It’s no surprise, then, that this country house near the market town of Keswick holds such appeal, not least for its setting in lovely grounds that slope down to the shores of Derwentwater. The location couldn’t be more perfect; to the west is Cat Bells, to the east is Keswick, Walla Crag, and Latrigg, and to the south is the entrance to the Borrowdale valley. There’s a wealth of big-name attractions within easy travelling distance, including Blencathra, Helvellyn, and Ullswater. Also visit-worthy for walkers is Scafell Pike for its well-trodden routes and trails and the 73-mile-long Cumbria Way for its mist-shrouded peaks, glacial valleys, and many excuses for pit-stops and picnics.

Groups love

The stunning Lake District landscapes 

Cruising on Derwentwater  

Views of Derwentwater from the orangery 

The handy boot and drying room 

Fabulous guided and self-guided walks 

Comfortable accommodation with full-board 

The house’s unique character and history 

Places to visit

Theatre by the Lake 

The Lakes Distillery 

Honister Slate Mine 

Ullswater Steamers 

Wordsworth Grasmere Museum 

Dalemain Mansion 


Friar’s Crag 

House facts

House capacity: 64 

Number of singles: 16 

Exclusive occupancy minimum: 54